One of the most unique and uniquely odd film I have seen. Considering when and where it was made, the production values are almost unbelievably high. It seems to have been made in occupied France, with the clear intent to blame the Freemasons as dupes and/or masterminds in engineering the outbreak of war. While proving the premise seems like it would be an uphill battle, the film demonstrates great care in citing historical events within France to back this up. Citing Freemason infiltration... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Occult Forces, 1943, National Socialist, Freemasonry, Film, NWO, Nazi, propaganda, infiltration,...
"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby ( 37 reviews ) Topic: pdmovies
Following the example of Davidgc here on the archive, I have taken three episodes of the Flash Gordon TV show of the 1950s, and edited them into a feature-length movie which I've called "Zydereen of Neptune." Unlike the episodes which Davidgc used for his compilation, these three actually form a single contiguous story. Unfortunately, the video quality of the epsiodes runs from poor to mediocre, with the first probably being the worst quality. This show seems to only exist in the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Flash Gordon, TV series, Steve Holland, black and white, West Germany, Sci-Fi
Baytekin Fezada Carpinsanlar is a Turkish sci-fi film from 1967. This is a very amusing and low-budget movie that's sure to please fans of cult, psychotronic or old Turkish films. This is a grand space opera whose laser beams are accomplished by scratching on the film with a pin, whose monsters are realized by covering extras in burlap sacks, where the illusion of two people talking to each other via view screen is pulled off by having the two parties stand on either side of a view screen... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Turkish, weird, science, fiction, psychotronic, cult, vintage, sci-fi, Plan 9, Flash Gordon
This is Season 2 Episode 10 Original Air Date 14 November 1949 Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet CAST Stanley Ridges Wynne Gibson Theodore Newton Peggy French Richard Purdy Hildy Parks Robert Emhardt Seth Arnold William Lee Tony Pellerin Paul Porter Richard Robbins Abe Vigoda Roland Wood Charles Kuhn Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One, Dashiell Hammett
http://imdb.com/title/tt0046969/ A man wrongly imprisoned for murder (John Ireland) breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him ( 4 reviews ) Topics: drag Racing, action
This one's about strange women who love their men to death, literally! Maybe the fact that there's a research facility doing top secret experiments might have something to do with the suspicious deaths. ( 16 reviews ) Topics: horror, scifi, feature films
Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue. ( 40 reviews ) Topics: screwball, comedy, romance
Lon Chaney, Jr. and John Carradine play a pair of warlock brothers in this horror film, a.k.a. "House of the Black Death". This film has a notice that contains neither the copyright symbol or the word "copyright", which makes this film PD. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: horror, witchcraft, feature films
AKA A Fool's Advice An elevator operator (Frank Fay) invents a machine that he believes can help to defeat a corrupt politician (George Diamond) in the city's upcoming mayoral election. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Romance
Atmospheric 60s B-horror film with a cult following. Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around with two friends but everything goes wrong when challenged to a drag race and their car gets forced off of a bridge. The car sinks into the murky depths, and all three women are assumed drowned. Some time later Mary emerges unscathed from the river. She tries to start a new life by becoming a church organist but Mary finds herself haunted by a ghostly figure that instills fear and dread into... ( 41 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Horror
This is an improved, widecreen version of Antonio Margheriti's "Battle of the Worlds" ("Il pianeta degli uomini spenti") starring Claude Rains. Battle of the WorldsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPianeta degli uomini spenti, IlTheatrical release posterDirected byAntonio MargheritiProduced byThomas SagoneScreenplay byEnnio De ConciniStory byEnnio De ConciniStarringClaude RainsBill CarterMusic byMario MigliardiCinematographyRaffaele MasciocchiEdited byMario... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Antonio Margerhiti, Anthony Dawson, Italian Sci-Fi, Gamma One
Glimpy's surprisingly beautiful sister (Ava Gardner) is getting married to Jack (Rick Vallin), a young engineer, and moving to a 'bargain' suburban house neither has ever seen. During the honeymoon, the East Side Kids decide to fix up the house for the newlyweds...but mistakenly pick the 'haunted' house next door, which is occupied by some mysterious live men (Bela Lugosi), dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Drama, Horror, East Side Kids, Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi
Musical biopic on the career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern. Starring June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra ( 6 reviews ) Topics: musical, biopic, Jerome Kern, June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the... ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1910, L Frank Baum, Silent
A Tex Ritter western with Mantan Moreland. Mantan sings and even dances a little. Good print quality for a B-oater. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. Released in 1939. a.k.a. "Ridin' the Frontier". Complete print. More Mantan here at IA: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update-4 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Tex Ritter, Mantan Moreland, Jean Joyce, White Flash (horse)
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... ( 22 reviews ) Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...
If Tom Keene is remembered today it's probably for his role as Colonel Edwards in "Plan Nine From Outer Space." However in the early '40s he starred in a series of matinee westerns, none of which you would likely find in a B-western hall of fame. It's easy to discover why by watching this one. Remade in 1946 as "Tumbleweed Trail." Written, produced and directed by Robert Tansey Released in 1941 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Tom Keene, Betty Miles, Frank Vaconelli, Rusty The Wonder Horse
"Song of Old Wyoming" is the first of a series of B-Westerns, starring Eddie Dean and filmed in Cinecolor by Poverty Row studio, PRC. A total of five were produced in color.The story is that Eddie Dean was upstaged in this first of the series by newcomer, Al (soon to be known as "Lash") LaRue. LaRue couldn't sing like Eddie Dean, who was the most mellifluous of cowboy singers. Dean also co-wrote two of the films three songs.Prolific B-movie producer-director, Robert Emmett... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Feature films, B-Westerns, Eddie Dean, Lash LaRue, Robert Emmett Tansey, Sarah Padden, Jennifer...
Have you ever seen a B-western so ineptly produced its title card was misspelled? Well you have now. And as in some of Ed Wood's scenes night turns to day and back to night as if the Sun had circled the Earth in three minutes. (Maybe this is where Ed got the idea.) It's a real hoot for all the wrong reasons. Directed by Victor Adamson (as Denver Dixon) Released in 1934 a.k.a. "Lightning Bill" (intended title) Complete print (as far as can be determined) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Jay Wilsey (as Buffalo Bill Jr), Alma Rayford, Bud Osborne
This is the AIP-TV cut of Gamera vs. Barugon with improved color and sharpness. It's generally considered one of the better entries in the series.Gamera vs. BarugonFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGamera vs. BarugonTheatrical posterDirected byShigeo TanakaProduced byMasaichi NagataWritten byNisan TakahashiStarringKōjirō HongōKyōko EnamiMusic byChūji KinoshitaCinematographyMichio TakahashiEditing byTatsuji NakashizuStudioDaiei FilmDistributed byDaiei Film (Japan)AIP-TV (USA)Release... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Gamera, Barugon, Daiei, Japanese, Kaiju, AIP, American International, Shigeo Tanaka, Kojiro Hongo
It's supposed to be cutting edge science: a diving bell that can descend the depths of the ocean. However, when a cable snaps, the crew fears that they may perish inside. After the crew leaves the bell to explore, they soon find a large network of caves and a survivor who has been there for over a decade. The survivor reveals the horrible truth: there is no way to get out of the caves. Or is there a way? You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: underwater, cavern, 1950s
From the IMDb: "The credits on the version of this movie which exists today are actually for the movie "Mad Doctor of Blood Island" and bear no relation to this film. This comes from when they were originally intended to be released as a double feature. "Contrary to popular belief, this film was not directed by Kenneth G. Crane, was not made in 1970, was not produced by Toei Company, and was not titled "The Double Garden". It was originally filmed in 1966 as... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Horror, B-Movie
"Wildcat riggers risk their lives in the pursuit of oil. Their jobs get even more dangerous when ruthless oil baron J.C. Anderson (Berton Churchill) sets his sights on their territory. When longtime driller Dan O'Reilly (Frank Shannon) falls to his death from a well tower sabotaged by Anderson's strong-arm thugs, his teenage son 'Fishtail' (Frankie Darro) inherits the property and the troubles that come with it. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Action, Drama, Romance, Frankie Darro
Long Chaney stars as Satan in this three part story based on a collection of episodes from the never-aired TV series No. 13 Demon St.. The Devil sends his reluctant messenger to the surface to recruit new souls. Once in Hell; the damned are instructed to prepare for the delivery of Satan's horrifying "final message" to earth. ( 6 reviews ) Topic: Horror
D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police... ( 52 reviews ) Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies
Sitting on the Moon is an excellent showcase for second-echelon stars Roger Pryor and Grace Bradley, here cast as songwriter Danny West and fading movie star Polly Blair. Hoping to jump-start Polly's career, Danny breaks up his partnership with lyricist Mike (William Newell), who finds some comfort in the arms of Polly's wisecracking pal Mattie (Pert Kelton). ( 4 reviews ) Topic: Musical
Mail airplanes in the Yukon are being sabotaged and crashed by mail stealing bandits and the Mounties must capture the bandits before they become victims of the next crash. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: James Newill, Louise Stanley, Warren Hull, Dave O'Brien
The Vampire Bat takes a different route from most other vampire films of its day and there is as much science in the story as their is supertition. In this film though the science is no bad thing because where there is science there is usually a scientist and scientists often need an assitant. In this film the assistant, Ruth Bertin, is played by the lovely Fay Wray who is also the love interest of the local police chief, Karl Brettschneider and when Karl's hands are not full with his... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: the vampire bat, fay wray, vampirism
The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa. He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death. The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck
Mr. Wise Guy is a 1942 American film and the eighth starring The East Side Kids and produced by Sam Katzman for Monogram Pictures.For some reason, Sunshine Sammy Morrison does not appear in the billing or advertising, but he's definitely in the film as the familiar character of Scruno, at one point making an attractive appearance in a bathing suit.The East Side KidsLeo Gorcey as Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnisBobby Jordan as Danny CollinsHuntz Hall as Glimpy StoneErnest Morrison as Scruno... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: East Side Kids, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Monogram Pictures,...
A B-western starring George Houston as Wild Bill Hickok, supported by Al St. John and Dave O'Brien. Mantan Moreland appears in a minor role. Directed by Sam Newfield Released in 1938 2 minutes are missing ( 1 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, George Houston, Al St John, Dave O'Brien, Mantan Moreland
Considered THE archetypal sensationalized anti-drug movie, but it's really an exploitation film made to capitalize on the hot taboo subject of marijuana use. Like many exploitation films of the time, "Reefer Madness" tried to make a quick buck off of a forbidden subject while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930. The Code forbade the portrayal of immoral acts like drug use. (The illegal drug traffic must not be portrayed in such a way as to stimulate curiosity... ( 35 reviews ) Topics: exploitation, cult, pdmovies
Two astronauts, accompanied by their robot, set out to explore the surface of Venus. Things seem to be going well until violent changes begin to rework the surface. Will they be able to escape the planet with their lives? This film is also known as "Prehistoric Planet" and "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet". This film began life as a Soviet-produced work. An American producer then added some new footage and changed the credits to hide the film's Soviet origin. The original... ( 12 reviews ) Topics: 1960s, Soviet Union, space